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During winter, in times of stress and after pregnancy, your hair can become really boring. Use some homemade hair treatments to add some nutrition and shine! :-)

Below you’ll find some recipes and instructions on how to make various hair masks and conditioners to pamper your hair. And if you are a new mom (or well – a mom), try to have someone else take care of your baby while you spend some time on your own in the bathroom!

If that’s not possible, put your baby in a bathtub (if he/she is steady enough to sit) or in a baby bouncer and get going! Just don’t ever leave your baby alone in the tub.

Recipes for Homemade Hair Treatments

Hair Masks for Dry hair

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Since your hair can be really dry and boring as a new mom, let’s start with some homemade hair treatments for dry hair!

Avocado and mayonnaise

It may seem a bit strange to apply mayonnaise to your hair all the way to the hair tips, but it is a really good conditioner!


  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 1 small jar of real mayonnaise

Mash the avocado and mix it with the mayonnaise. Apply to your clean hair and leave it on for 15-20 minutes. You’ll get the best effect if you use a shower cap, plastic wrap or warm towel to add some body heat to the process. Rinse off.

Avocado and coconut milk

If you don’t like the idea of using mayonnaise, try mixing the avocado with coconut milk.


  • 1 avocado
  • Coconut milk

Mash the avocado and mix with enough coconut milk to make the conditioner smooth and the right consistency for hair treatment. Tip: Add the milk slowly so that the conditioner does not become too loose.) Apply it to your hair and leave for some 20 minutes. Rinse off. Again, it is good to somehow seal the body heat in by using a shower cap or towel for example.

Castor oil and egg yolk

Castor oil and egg yolk is another a great conditioner!


  • 1 tablespoon of castor oil
  • 1 egg yolk

Just mix the egg yolk with the castor oil. Apply it to your hair and leave for some 10 minutes. Rinse off. This conditioner can be used every time you wash your hair.

Avocado and egg yolk

Finally, avocado and egg yolk is also a great conditioner!


  • 1 avocado
  • 1 egg yolk

Mash the avocado and mix the egg yolk. Apply it to your hair and leave for some 20 minutes. Rinse off.

Natural Rinse for Dull hair

natural rinse for dull hairPinThere are several ways to add shine to your hair. Some of the traditional ways (that you’ve probably heard of) are:

Lemon rinse


  • Juice from one lemon
  • 1 cup of water

Mix the juice and water. Apply as the last rinse after washing your hair.

Beer rinse


  • 1 cup beer (flat)

Apply after washing your hair. Rinse with warm water.

Some more unusual but still efficient recipes are the following:

Espresso rinse


  • 1 cup cold espresso coffee

Apply after washing your hair. Rinse with warm water.

Apple cider vinegar rinse


  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

Apply after washing your hair. Leave for three minutes. Rinse with warm water.

Natural Hair Masks for Frizzy Hair

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Moisture is what frizzy hair really needs! In addition to the Dry hair treatments above, try the following recipes.

Honey and almond

To make your usual conditioner more effective, add some honey and almond to it.


  • 1/2 cup of your usual conditioner
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon almond oil

Mix the ingredients until blended. Dampen your hair using, for example, a water mister (or the shower). Your hair should be damp, not wet. Apply the mixture to your hair and leave it in for 20 minutes. Rinse and then shampoo your hair as usual.

Natural Rinse for Oily Hair

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Rosemary Rinse

If your hair is oily, try this fresh rosemary rinse!


  • 1/4 cup dried rosemary
  • 1 1/2 cup of water

Simmer the rosemary in the water for 10 minutes. Strain the mixture and through away the rosemary. Cool and use the liquid in the final rinse after the shampoo.

Have fun pampering your hair!

If you are anything like me and simply LOVE homemade beauty products, check out this book, with 175 recipes! (Link to Amazon.)

If you enjoy it, here are some posts to continue taking care of your mama look. :-)

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And if you have additional recipes for homemade hair treatments to share, please do so by leaving a comment below.

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